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Brit woman 'raped twice by solider in Dubai'

By Samyuktha

London, August 26 (ANI): A British woman has claimed that she was raped twice by an Arab soldier in Dubai after accepting a ride back to her apartment in his car.

The 20-year-old, who works as an office secretary in the Muslim state, said she was attacked after enjoying a night out with friends in the Buddha Bar on January 4.

During the evening she struck up a conversation with Saif Khamis Jumaa Al Suwaidi. aif Khamis Jumaa Al Suwaidi allegedly took the victim back to the state's man-made island.

The 30-year-old Emirati soldier bought her a drink before persuading her to let him drive her back to her apartment on Palm Jumeirah, the man-made island.

But once she was in his Nissan Altima, he drove to a spot in the desert, she told the Dubai Court of First Instance.

'I refused [the lift] but he kept insisting so finally I accepted," the Daily Mail quoted the woman as saying.

'He was totally drunk and after ten minutes we reached an empty place in the desert. I was scared because I didn't know what he was going to do to me,' woman added.

When she challenged him she claims he became aggressive and started to smash her head against the car window on the passenger's side before raping her.

Al Suwaidi allegedly drove his victim back to her apartment on Palm Island where he raped her for a second time.

When they reached her apartment the woman told Al Suwaidi her father was in the house, but he is said not to have believed her. He allegedly raped her again.

She claims Al Suwaidi then grabbed her mobile phone and saved his number and name in it, asking her to call him, before leaving the flat.

Police found his DNA on the victim's underwear, the court heard.

Al Suwaidi denies rape.

The trial, which was adjourned until next month, continues. (ANI)

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